Tykes Deny Carayol Bid

  • Last Updated: May 29 2012, 13:06 BST

Barnsley manager Keith Hill has denied reports he has made a move to sign Bristol Rovers winger Mustapha Carayol during the close season.

Carayol (right): No move from Barnsley

Hill admits he tried to bring the 22-year-old Hambian to Oakwell in January but having been spurned then, he has decided against making a fresh bid.

"We were interested in Mustapaha Carayol but we have not made an approach since the last season finished," Hill told the Barnsley Chronicle.

"We tried to jump the queue and sign him in January because that is what we have to do to get the best players.

"We were very, very close to signing him but could not quite agree a deal and I don't think we can get him now.

"He is destined to be playing at the top of the Championship in the near future. We won't be able to compete with the other clubs that want him."